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Milestones: Updates, Appointments, and Honors Print

APPOINTED
Gov. Christine Gregoire, ’69, ’71, named Tacoma business and education leader Herb Simon, ’64, to the UW Board of Regents in October. A Tacoma native, Simon majored in political science at the UW. Formerly the secretary/treasurer of Joseph Simon & Sons Inc., a metals recycler, in 1985 he formed an investment company—Simon Johnson LLC—that focuses on real estate and venture capital projects. He is also a past member of Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board.


HONORED

Ten UW faculty members were named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in November: Industrial Engineering Professor Cynthia Atman, Oral Biology Professor Beverly Dale-Crunk, Chemistry Professor Larry Dalton, Genome Sciences Professor Phillip Green, Genome Sciences/Biology Professor Benjamin Hall, Materials Science and Engineering/Chemistry Professor Alex K-Y Jen, Materials Science and Engineering Professor Kannan Krishnan, Vice Provost for Research and Chemical Engineering Professor Mary Lidstrom, Marine Affairs Professor Edward Miles and Linguistics Professor Frederick (Fritz) Newmeyer.

HEARTFELT FAREWELL

Kayla Burt
Photo Courtesy of Husky Media relations.
UW senior Kayla Burt announced Jan. 16 that her playing career with the Husky women’s basketball team is over, following the activation of her internal heart defibrillator during Washington’s game on Jan. 12. Burt had the defibrillator implanted in her chest following a cardiac arrest she suffered on New Year’s Eve, 2002. Her teammates performed CPR and were praised for helping to save her life (see “One from the Heart,” March 2003). Burt officially rejoined the Huskies in
August 2004.